News

All the latest news and views from the CPSU team

Unions calling for a Code Blue response to help homeless crisis

Every Tasmanian should have a safe place to sleep at night. Last week we stood with other unions in support for a Code Blue response to the current homelessness crisis. A Code Blue response means the Hodgman Government would trigger emergency support for people sleeping rough when there’s severe weather. This measure would sit along […]

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Member Profile – Darroch Donald

My job is: With Visitor Services, Parks and Wildlife on Maria Island since 2012. My job helps the Tasmanian community by: Protecting its natural and cultural assets, facilitating the sustainable use of Tasmania’s reserve system and educating the public of its value. I joined the union because: I needed the support and care. I have gratitude […]

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Libraries action

Last week Libraries Tasmania Hobart workers raised awareness of issues in their service. CPSU Members at the Hobart Library wobble boarded outside the service last Wednesday and handed out flyers to flag concerns about the overuse of casual staff at libraries and the impact on the service statewide.  After the recent union meeting of library […]

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Family Violence action

The Safe Homes, Families Communities action plan hasn’t put a single cent towards government run specialist support services. The plan highlights the need for additional children and adult support services and a need for better integration of services but there’s no recognition of or funding for the Family Violence Counselling & Support Service. These professionals […]

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Safe at Work Survey

Everyone has a right to a safe workplace and to arrive home at the end of the working day. Yet every week four people are killed and thousands more seriously injured in Australian workplaces. Every one of these is preventable. Working people in their unions are fighting for improved workplace laws and safer workplaces. As […]

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Award for Sharan Burrow, ITUC President

Congratulations to International Trade Union Confederation General Secretary Sharan Burrow on being awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia.  From a New South Wales School Teacher, to ACTU President and now the leader of the global union movement, Sharan has spent her life in the service of others.  ITUC General Secretary Sharan Burrow: “As […]

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Consultation – or lack thereof

We know when employers talk to workers, who know their jobs inside out, it makes for better decisions.  But we keep hearing about changes being pushed through without proper consultation. This means workers aren’t able to give their valuable input, which could help avoid mistakes and make sure changes are indeed worthwhile and implemented correctly.  […]

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Budget Estimates

The government continues to claim it’s bargaining in good faith while the people we are meeting with acknowledge they have no scope to negotiate and the Premier, Will Hodgman, flatly refuses to meet with us. Meanwhile, there seems to be some confusion about who is and who isn’t a frontline worker.  This has become an […]

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Budget snapshot

The budget is a confusing, vague document but here’s a few facts we’ve been able to glean from it.  Click here to download a budget fact sheet for your noticeboards. 

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Don’t wait until it’s too late

Every day we hear stories about people who were happily going through life only to be struck down by illness or injury.  People with young children, mortgages or caring responsibilities who thought they had a secure income but suddenly find they are without that fortnightly pay when their personal leave runs out. Nobody thinks about […]

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